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TWOHAND834

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Maximum Bob Reviews the Hammer Effect!
« on: March 19, 2024, 12:35:53 PM »
It showed up in my recommended feed on Youtube this morning and he reviews both a pin up and pin down version.  I cant believe he is in his 50s now.  But he still gets plenty on the ball and he seems to be a huge fan of the Effect. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwLvoxOodGI
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Re: Maximum Bob Reviews the Hammer Effect!
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2024, 01:34:47 PM »
I think he is a big fan of being paid.
"If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?"

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Re: Maximum Bob Reviews the Hammer Effect!
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2024, 08:28:54 AM »
I think he is a big fan of being paid.

Who isnt?
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Re: Maximum Bob Reviews the Hammer Effect!
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2024, 11:57:07 AM »
So apparently it hooks when you throw it into the dry.

And don’t any of these guys know how to set the aperture on the camera so that the lane and pins are in focus when they start to throw the ball?  Kinda hard to focus on the ball motion when the lane and pins are blurred (until they switch to the low angle).

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Re: Maximum Bob Reviews the Hammer Effect!
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2024, 12:37:34 PM »
Bob doesn't seem to have the same "stuff" on the ball like he used to have.
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Re: Maximum Bob Reviews the Hammer Effect!
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2024, 12:38:43 PM »
Last time I saw Robert in person was at the USBC Open in El Paso. He was bowling with a group of guys I know from the SF Bay area and the El Paso PD was arresting one of his teammates right off the lane.
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Re: Maximum Bob Reviews the Hammer Effect!
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2024, 02:29:54 PM »
Bob doesn't seem to have the same "stuff" on the ball like he used to have.

Not quite as much, but still gets a lot of it. It's always good chatting with him when we get crossed together.

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Hammer Effect!
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2024, 02:11:35 PM »
I've never met Robert Smith, but he does seem to have quite a few revs on the ball. I think I'll get to compete against him this weekend in Grants Pass. Let's get back to the ball itself.
There are usually 1 or 2 new bowling balls a year that I call "special" and early returns show this is one that fits that category. The Hammer Effect for me, in limited games has been really good. It is much more ball than I expected out of a pearl (Cohesion Pearl). It is shiny, but reads the mid-lane very well and continues to rev up thru the pins. The new Huntsman core is supposed to be the best of the Widow & Vibe cores. As I continued left I was surprised to see the ball still splitting the 8-9. Usually the deeper I move the more deflection I get.  The eye test was telling me this ball was still exiting the back of the pin deck in a very strong position. The Hammer Effect will be heard from a lot this year. Great looking too.